Now I know they are not everyone's favorite. But maybe it's because they opened the can and just heated them up. Don't ever do that again.
Well as luck would have it a friends mother made us a dozen of the very best tamales I have ever eaten. Perfectly spiced and the masa was not thick. Damn scrumptious!!
So what do you serve with tamales. I like refried beans but up until now I was just adding a bit of milk and green chiles to pump them up a bit. Not anymore. My friends mother told me to add about a quarter cup of chicken stock, sour cream to the desired consistency. Then add your green chiles and/or hot sauce. Finish off with shredded cheese of your choice. You will thank me I promise.
She did say thru the translation of her son, "sometimes I add chopped onion, or jalapeno peppers chopped or even salsa. Depends who is sitting at my table. This lady is an amazing women comes from a very small town outside of Guadalajara. Speaks very limited English but she knew when I told her how good her tamales were because a big smile broke out.
No no photos....................we ate them ALL!! Will order some before we leave to freeze and take with us.